October 6, 1970 – July 8th, 2022
TRIBUTE TO CHICHI
Nkechinye Onyemalechi Chiedozi known to most of us as Chichi and Chichi-ly was born on 6th October,1970 in New York City, USA. Two more siblings joined her as the years went by and she mothered them and became the rock we all relied on.
She started her elementary education in New York City and was a beautiful and bright child. She also attended University of Benin Staff School, Benin City, for her primary education and Federal Government College, Ilorin, Kwara State for her secondary education where she made some of her lifelong friends. She attended the University of Benin, Benin City briefly and transferred to Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Economics. While at Ekpoma, Chichi found her love for God and joined the Believers Love World.
Chichi would soon relocate to the United States of America which become her new home.
She worked for Norfolk Southern Railway for many years and made friends from all works of life.
One day, she woke up and decided she wanted to care for sick people.
She disengaged from her place of work and went back to Nursing School.
She was so passionate about her patients I often wished she could come over to Nigeria to care for and nurse my patients.
She continued to grow in her faith and never forced it on anyone. She believed that through love people would come around. She never had a negative word about anyone, rather she always tried to see a different perspective that might explain people’s behavior or attitude. Having worked as a Nurse for a couple of years, Chichi decided to become a Travel Nurse, this way she could travel around as well as care for sick people. California had been on her mind for years even though we didn’t understand it. She moved out to California in January, 2022 and enjoyed working here.
As a family we are mourning our loss but because we know how much Chichi loved God, we rejoice that she is with her Father in Heaven. We will forever have her in our hearts but in her memory, we will ensure that we remain close to God and make it to heaven too; for this was the very essence of her life.
She was a daughter, sister, in-law, auntie, friend, prayer partner, confidant, among others, but above all she was God’s child.
Chichi we love you but God loves you most. Continue to rest in peace in the bossom of the Lord.
FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS.
A funeral will be held at 10am on Wednesday, August 10 at Allen Mortuary. Burial will follow at Ceres Memorial Park